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Welcome back everybody! We have been very excited to start our new topic; Mini-beasts. This week we have focused on the life cycle of a butterfly. The children have enjoyed reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and fed him the food from the story. We have also been very creative and done lots of butterfly printing, making them look the same on both sides!
We had a very special delivery this week and have now got our very own tiny caterpillars. Everybody is excited to see them grow and how they will change!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Odin Murphy for showing great concern for mini-beasts. He rescued some snails from home and chose a lovely safe home for them to live at nursery. How kind Odin! Ruby Buckle for being so kind and welcoming to our new starters this week. What a lovely friend you have been Ruby! Archie Spencer for enjoying our story; The Very Hungry Caterpillar. He concentrated very hard when designing his butterfly and remembered that both wings needed to be exactly the same. Great work Archie! Leo Lowes for his fantastic effort with using the toilet like a big boy! He has also started to explore the garden more and have fun with his friends outside. And finally Halle Buddin for being so brave looking for mini-beasts in the nursery garden. At first she was a little apprehensive to touch them, but not for long! What a brilliant bug hunter!
We hope you enjoyed our stay and play session this week. It was lovely to see that so many of you could come and we would like to thank you for your very generous donations. In total we raised £327.80 which we aim to use to purchase an incubator and chicken eggs to give the children a wonderful experience.
To continue the Easter celebrations we went on an Easter Egg Hunt. We had a special letter delivered to the nursery from the Easter bunny and we had to follow his footprints to find the hidden eggs. It was also lovely to see so many of you getting into the Easter spirit at home making your fantastic eggs for our egg competition. The winners from Tuesday's egg competition were; in first place Estelle Gent, in second place Abigail Bowes and in third place Scarlett Charles. The winners from today's egg competition were; in first place Fern Breward, in second place Jack Moore and in third place Sam Moss. It was so hard to choose the winners, you all did a wonderful job!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Skye O'Prey for playing with her friends all week, with no adult support. She formed a girl band with Abigail and did a fantastic performance of Twinkle Twinkle. Keep up the brilliant work Skye! Toby Rowland for his caring nature towards his friends. Toby always makes sure his friends have someone to play with and is great at initiating play. Blake Wilkinson for being much more settled at nursery after having some time off. He was even confident enough to go into Mrs Weir's room at group time! Well done Blake! Noah Ross for being so brave at group time and telling his friends all about his Easter bonnet. We thought you looked very cool when you modelled your hat for us Noah! And finally Zac Cooper as he proudly and confidently told us all about his decorated Easter egg. Good luck in the competition Zac!
We hope you all have a relaxed Easter break and we will see you when we return to nursery on Monday 16th of April!
Our topic people that help us has come to an end, so we have had our final two visitors in nursery this week. A health visitor came to talk to us about looking after our teeth and how we need to brush them twice every day. Some of us played a sorting game and lots of the children were able to tell me what is good and bad for our teeth. The children have been showing me their gorgeous smiles each day so I am sure everyone has been trying hard to brush them.
We were very excited to meet the firefighters who talked to us about their job role and what to do if there is a fire. We were great at doing the stop, drop and roll technique to put a fire out. The best part was when we got to look at the fire engine and use the fire hose.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Maisie Clarey for her brilliant retelling of The Gruffalo; she knew it almost word for word and enjoyed sharing it with her friends! Great job Maisie! Amelia Davies for talking to me for the first time since starting nursery! She confidently named lots of the different pictures and told me if they were good or bad for our teeth. It was lovely to hear your voice Amelia! Estelle Gent for doing some great counting and matching up to 10. She also had a try at estimating how many teeth the crocodile had. Super number work Estelle! Halle Buddin for doing some amazing number work. She selected numbers 1 and 2 and then counted out the correct number of flames. Brilliant work! And finally Sammy Wilson for having a great week enjoying learning about the roles of our visitors. He was able to ask and answer questions relating to their role. A well deserved big well done Sammy!
We have been very lucky this week as we have had lots of special visitors in nursery. A police officer came to talk to us about how he keeps us safe and we even got to sit inside his police car. The best bit was when he put on the flashing lights and the siren. A police lady then came back to nursery with her furry friend; Police dog Jet. She talked about stranger danger and we learnt a song to remind us what to do if a stranger talks to us!
Our final visitor this week was the lollipop lady, who talked to us about crossing the road safely. She left us a special lollipop stick and a uniform so we could practice this in nursery. Lots of the children have remembered to stop, look and listen when crossing the road. We are really enjoying our topic people that help us and we are excited to see who will visit us next week!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Fern Breward for coming into nursery and settling down very well. Her participation and contribution during activities has been absolutely fantastic. Well done Fern! Jack Moore for being very brave and going outside to see the police car. He enjoyed trying on the police hats and stroking police dog Jet. What great resilience Jack, you have dealt with a change of routine very well! Charlie Miller for always being so cheerful and full of energy. She is fantastic at spotting not only her own name, but other friends from her group too. Great job! James hawkey for enjoying all of our visits this week, especially the police. He loved wearing the hat, stroking the police dog and having a sit inside the police car. Well done James! And finally Mia Gibson for thinking of some silly sentences today using alliteration. She enjoyed not only telling me the sentences, but also wanted to write them down. I was so impressed Mia!
We have continued to learn about people that help us. This week we have focused on a paramedic. The children have had lots of fun in the role play corner driving the ambulance and treating the patients to make them better.
To encourage a love of reading we have had lots of fun celebrating world book day. The children looked amazing in their costumes and enjoyed swapping their books. We have been reading a variety of stories this week and the children loved deciding which was their favourite.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ivy Hendry for enjoying painting and drawing beautiful rainbows. What impressed me the most was how well Ivy wrote her name on all of her pictures. Well done Ivy! Abigail Bowes for doing a fab job with her sounds this week. She blew my socks off. Great work Abigail! Karl Coulson for doing some brilliant speech work and following instructions. Keep up the brilliant work Karl! Hallie Ashurst for her brilliant family picture. She drew and named everyone and we had a lovely chat at the same time. Well done Hallie! And finally Cameron Evans for his brilliant number work. Well done everybody!
This week we have had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year. We have worn Chinese clothes, built dragons, made Chinese lanterns and done some dragon dancing. We also learnt the phrase "ni hao" and practised writing some Chinese numbers.
The best part about celebrating Chinese New Year was tasting some delicious Chinese food. We were very pleased that everybody had a taste and lots of the children cleared their plates!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Joseph Berry for settling so well into the routines of nursery life. I was very impressed with how confident you have been and how quickly you have settled in. Amazing work Joseph! Toby has been chosen as one of our little rays of sunshine this week for his enthusiasm about celebrating Chinese New Year. He used shapes to make a dragon and could name many of them. He told me "this one looks like a moon or a blue banana" Well done Toby! Finlay Craggs for his brilliant creativity and imagination. We all loved your model which you named the "Finlay vampire robot of doom" Holly Symcox has been chosen as one of our little rays of sunshine this week for joining in with various Chinese New year activities. She especially enjoyed tasting some Chinese food, in fact she ate everything on her plate! And finally Logan Hall for showing brilliant concentration when making his Chinese lantern. Logan your cutting technique is developing and I am so proud of you for trying so hard to make this amazing lantern!